MN Writes MN Reads Author Contest Opens April 1st

We're Looking for the Best Indie-Published Books in Minnesota

This year’s contest kicks off on April 1, 2019, and submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2019.

Prizes and Eligibility

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $1,000 each in adult and young adult categories. Prizes sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioBoard.
  • Honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville.
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) in Minnesota public libraries.
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
  • If available, print copies of your book will be purchased and made available for checkout through Minnesota’s public libraries.
  • Inclusion and promotion in Indie Minnesota, a digital collection of local authors available on BiblioBoard Library. (Winners and finalists)
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Indie-published
  • In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
  • Written by a Minnesota resident
  • Available in either ePUB or PDF file

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